Install the Seat Lip to build a compost bench
Photo: Kolin Smith

Step 17: Install the Seat Lip

Open the seat and center the 1x1 lip into the gap in front of the seat battens. Countersink eight pilot holes through the edge of the cleat into the seat slat. Secure the cleat with 1¼-inch deck screws. Set the bench in place and shovel in some yard waste to get the composting started.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • spring clamp
    • circular saw
      circular saw
    • bar clamp
      bar clamp
    • drill
    • 1/8-inch bit with combination countersink
      combination countersink bit
    • 1/16-inch drill bit with combination countersink
      1/16-inch drill bit

    Shopping List

    1x4 clear cedar Get eleven 8-footers for the seat and supports.

    2x4 clear cedar Get five 8-footers for the corner posts.

    1x6 clear cedar Get eleven 8-footers for the slats.

    1x1 clear cedar Get one 8-footer for the seat lip.

    1¼- and 2½-inch deck screws

    48-inch continuous brass hinge